Aug. 22, 2002
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – The No. 3 Florida State Seminoles put the final touches on their game plan for Iowa State with a 15-period practice on Thursday. The team practiced in shorts with work on special teams and continued working against the Cyclone scout teams. Florida State opens its season Saturday at Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City, MO.
“It was a typical Thursday practice for us,” said head coach Bobby Bowden. “You go out there in shorts and try to work on all your game plans to see if everyone knows what they’re doing. We’ve prepared about all we can prepare now. We’ll go up there this afternoon and tomorrow we’ll go out to the field for a very light workout. This is what you play for; all the hard work is behind you. They seem very excited to get out on the field.”
Xavier Beitia was perfect in his kick attempts, including a 55-yard field goal during the workout.
The Eddie Robinson Classic will be held in Kansas City at Arrowhead Stadium Florida State’s flight leaves at 2:00 p.m. on Thursday. This marks the first time the two schools have met since 1975. The Cyclones won the only meeting 10-6, in Tallahassee.
Saturday’s game against Iowa State is scheduled for an 8:30 p.m. kickoff and will be available on Comcast Cable Channel 78 in Tallahassee.
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